Former Justice Dept. official Scott Schools has joined Uber Technologies as its first chief compliance officer.
The ride-sharing company faces several investigations into such issues as its pricing practices, accusations of bribery by Uber executives abroad, and the use of software designed to evade local officials tracking its operations.
Schools, who was a close advisor to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, has not been involved in any of the Uber probes and would recuse himself, if necessary.
He reports to Tony West, a former Justice Dept. official in the Obama administration.
Schools joined Uber as the San Francisco-based company announced the resignation of human resources chief Liane Hornsey following complaints about how she handled employee gripes about the company.
She had led Uber’s effort to reform the corporate culture that fostered bad behavior and sexism that existed under founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick.
Hornsey was involved in putting into place procedures that were recommended by former attorney general Eric Holder.
Neither Hornsey nor CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gave a reason for her resignation. Khosrowshahi praised Hornsey as “a valuable member of my leadership team.